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Estelle Woodward

Estelle Woodward Arnal, Senior Grant Writer at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, has worked as a consultant in the performing arts industry for companies including Big Dance Theater, The Greenwall Foundation, and iLAND Inc. / Jennifer Monson. From 2001-2009 she worked in the Artist Services department at Dance Theater Workshop. Estelle received her BFA in dance from CalArts and an MFA in choreography from Bennington College. In addition to her work at the Pillow, Estelle serves as the Director of the College Partnership Program and continues to make work as a choreographer. Her work has been presented at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City, NY, Danspace Project, Roulette, and the Vision Collaborations Festival among others. From 2001-2006 Estelle was Artistic Co-Director of Improvised and Otherwise, an annual festival for experimental music and dance in Brooklyn, NY. She currently resides in Philadelphia with husband Jeff Arnal, and their sons Thomas and Ian.

e-mail: estelle [at] generaterecords [dot] net




Work Samples


Excerpt from Transparent Paths - Performed October 21, 2005 at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City, NY.


No Frame - Performed December 18, 2005 at Danspace Project at Saint Marks Church, New York, NY.

Selected Press

Interview with Eva Yaa Asantewaa on Infinite Body

Interview with Isabella Bruno on CultureBot

Review on Offoffoff.com by Antonietta Vicario